After making this video though, you can sum up the difference a SSD drive makes with one word: impressive. Have a look and you’ll see what they mean.
The results were so impressive, they had to double-check their test. They can’t remember the last time changing one component made such a dramatic difference in the performance of a machine. So, as a sanity check, they swapped the hard drives between the laptops to make sure they didn’t have a faulty system. Nothing changed. The system with the P128 SSD was not just seconds, but minutes faster booting up with these programs installed.
The P128 machine got a 6.7 in the Windows Experience Index while the system with the standard HDD had a hard disk score of 5.7. This doesn’t sound like much of a difference, and actually tells me that you can’t learn everything you need to know about hardware just by looking at benchmarks.